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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Baton Rouge Business Leaders Invest in the Future of Our Youth

AIE would like to officially thank the following Baton Rouge Business Leaders for serving on the Lunch Committee of the 2010 Annual Business & Industry Leaders’ Lunch, presented by the Istrouma Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday, August 5, 2010:

John Fabre, Committee Chair
Acura Infiniti of Baton Rouge

Steve Toups
Turner Industries

Camm Morton
Ashby Hospitality

Craig Netterville

Beau Olinde
Olinde’s Furniture & Appliances

Sanford Roy
Merrill Lynch

John Holmes
Holmes Building Materials

Leonard Sullivan

We would also like to recognize Governor Bobby Jindal for serving as the keynote speaker of the luncheon.  It was very encouraging to see so many business and industry leaders invest in the youth of our children.

AIE’s aim is to bridge the educational community and the business community with the LSU College of Business to infuse entrepreneurship in education.  We know the entrepreneurs in our community want to provide opportunities for potential leadership for the youth in our community which is in line with our
4 tenets of our leadership program:
1.   Autonomy
2.  Accountability
3.  Distributed Leadership
4.  Social Enterprise

It is obvious that the leaders of this luncheon embrace innovation in the lives of our youth.  Thank you for connecting with our youth and supporting their potential leadership. 

This display of support from the business community makes me wonder why educational leaders won’t do the same thing. 

At this luncheon, where were the leaders in the business of education?  

Kristy Hebert, Ph.D.
Advance Innovative Education
8768 Quarters Lake Road
Building 11, Suite 5
Baton Rouge, LA  70809
225.922.9123 (office)
225.612.6978 (fax)